Members of Scotland’s Gaelic Super Group Daihm, from left, Murdo Cameron, Angus MacKenzie, Ellen MacDonald, Gabe McVarish, and Ross Martin. Submitted photo

The Old South Church Concert Series kicks off 2024 with Scotland’s five-piece Gaelic supergroup, Daimh (pronounced Dive) at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the churcy, 235 Main St. in Farmington. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

On the Scottish music scene, Daimh a Gaelic Supergroup and unchallenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Formed around the turn of the century, the band members of Daimh have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries. Daimh, the Gaelic word for Connection, perfectly describes the electrifying contemporary musical interplay between the individual band members and portrays the interaction with audiences attending their breath-taking live shows around the world from Moscow to San Francisco. It also translates as the connection to the deep musical well from which they draw their inspiration. Forging the sound of the New Tradition, Daimh are West Highland Music’s proudest exponents come and have come to represent a sound of a time and place a musical integrity that many strive to emulate.

The band has embodied the current wave of resurgence in Gaelic culture; the current lineup includes younger musicians that have progressed through the thriving Feisean movement and Gaelic medium education system and joined the 3 remaining founding members to continue the cycle of the tradition.

With a reputation as giants of the bagpipes and fiddle Angus Mackenzie and Gabe McVarish lead the melodic powerhouse with fellow founder member Ross Martin underpinning the groove on the guitar. The band is joined by “new guy” Murdo “Yogi” Cameron on mandola and accordion to complete the instrumental lineup. Daimh have always had the renown and notoriety of working with some of the finest Gaelic singers in Scotland and the current line up only serves to cement that distinction with the addition of the Gaelic firmament’s most rapidly rising star, Ellen MacDonald on vocals.

Tickets cost $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students 12 and older.

Tickets can be purchased online at the Eventbrite, through the event information on the Old South Church FB page or reserved by calling 207-491-5919. Tickets will be available at the door as space allows.

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